Sights and Sounds from This Year’s Sharjah International Book Fair

Last week, contributor Kate Kasimor walked the grounds of the Sharjah International Book Fair, which runs through November 16. She shared a few photos and a few of her thoughts from the talks.

Sharjah International Book Fair Opens, Tunis Fair Closes

International publishers are meeting in Sharjah again this year, the thirty-first year of its international book fair, although only the fourth in its new guise as one of the world's important trade fairs. The Sharjah fair -- in some ways in competition with the Abu Dhabi fair for the top spot in the UAE -- … Continue reading Sharjah International Book Fair Opens, Tunis Fair Closes

Day 2: Sharjah Book Fair Professional Program

Today, the Sharjah International Book Fair's pre-fair professional program wrapped up with a few speeches, an interesting (brief) presentation from Jon Malinowski about PubMatch.Com, and a pair of "matchmaking" sessions. The idea behind these matchmaking sessions was to pair publishers, agents, and rights-buyers across languages and cultures so that they could discover more about one another's … Continue reading Day 2: Sharjah Book Fair Professional Program

Sharjah Announces 2011 Book Fair Events

Sharjah International Book Fair organizers, intent on putting their fair on the map of must-attend literary events, announced 2011's roster of events today. This year's fair, the city's 30th, is set to run from November 16-26. Much like the (myth of the) Emirates itself, the fair seems to have appeared out of nowhere just a … Continue reading Sharjah Announces 2011 Book Fair Events